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KIPP Postsecondary Bridge Fund

 

KIPP Postsecondary Bridge Fund

KIPP Through College is working to provide support for our alumni who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. We have established a fund to support our high school juniors, seniors, rising college freshman, and those currently enrolled in college to ensure that COVID-19 does not deter their path to and through college. Complete the form below if you are experiencing an urgent financial need related to your postsecondary education. Please give as much detail as possible about your financial situation and needs as a result of the pandemic, and provide documentation supporting it. This funding is for alumni emergency needs only. Unfortunately, we cannot use this funding to cover wage loss for parents/guardians, however, if alumni are typically responsible for covering a portion of family rent, this funding can be used towards that. Funding can help cover:

  • Housing stipends to help cover housing costs when dorms are closed and you cannot return home or rent for off-campus housing, due to job loss
  • Food if your campus cafeterias have closed or aren’t accessible 
  • Storage fees if free/donated storage is no longer available
  • Individual chrome books (college students only) or textbooks to complete online college coursework
  • Travel costs to help travel to or from campus
  • Other COVID-related costs supporting basic needs (ie healthcare, personal supplies)

We encourage you to utilize other resources as colleges and universities across the country are offering emergency grants to their college students impacted by COVID-19 with funding from the (CARES) Act Education Stabilization Fund. Please check your college’s financial aid website or contact their office to see what is available before filling out this application:

 

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecpF4cwXa57aftLQOLS6ohrJzc0cuEMdOJaTAQ-X7b-T1LBA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

 

For questions about the fund and any other available services contact your KTC advisor, Mrs. Dunbar at adunbar@kippokc.org